Johns Hopkins Welcomes Its First Black Female Neurosurgeon ResidentMarch 20, 2017 |
The news was announced on Friday, March 17, which is known nationwide as “Match Day.” The day is significant in that it indicates the moment when medical students around the country find out at which hospitals they’ll practice their residency.
Nana, who’s graduating from John Hopkins and will go on to work in their neurosurgery department, hails from Ghana. She was raised in the West African country until the age of 15, and has been in Maryland for the past 11 years.
“I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” she said in a statement. “I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure. I will be matching into neurosurgery, a field that I am greatly enamored with, and hope to utilize those skills in advancing global surgical care.”
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